Teaching Philosophy

Swim Programs

At Physique Swim School and Camp, we believe swimming is an essential part of a full life. Using our unique and dynamic teaching methods, our experienced staff will take you the whole way from beginner to master-swimmer, helping you to achieve your personal goals in the pool.

We offer classes year-round, at all skill-levels, for all ages, allowing our clients to progress smoothly into skilled swimmers. We have five locations in New York City and three locations in New Jersey. Swimming is not without effort, but at Physique, we make the process fun and rewarding, getting you results that reach well beyond the pool.Physique Swimming offers the perfect balance of instruction, safety, and fun, for the best swim classes in New York City and New Jersey.

Me & My Shadow

Parent & Child Swim Class

Both the parent and child (from 4 months to 3 years old) participate in the class together. The instructor directs the parents on how to safely hold the child in the water to get him or her adjusted to the aquatic environment. The class is based on entertaining heuristic methods, such as sing-along songs.

Beginner 1

Water Exploration

Swimmers are beginning to get comfortable in the water and get ready to learn how to submerge and exhale. They learn to float prone and supine without floats; to push and glide from the wall; to kick front crawl and backcrawl with rhythmic breathing.

Beginner 2

Primary Skills

Swimmers should be able to propel 4-6 feet on their front without an aid. They continue to learn floating and kicking on front and back; to submerge with eyes open. They begin to master rhythmic breathing and develop bilateral breathing. Students combine stroke on front and back (arms and legs coordination); they push off wall, glide, kick and exhale 4 -7 yards. They also perform jumps and sitting dives and get introduced to deep water.

Advanced 1

Stroke Readiness

Swimmers have passed the beginner level and can swim unsupported. In this class they learn: arm strokes, leg kicks and breathing coordination, as well as rotation, treading water, floating, submerging and changing directions. Swimmers are introduced to the technical fundamentals of backstroke and freestyle with rotary breathing; to the rudiments of breaststroke and butterfly, as well as sitting and standing dives.

Advanced 2

Stroke Development

Students move confidently in deep water, perform sculling, continue to improve stroke technique, refine details of breathing and arms actions of front crawl and backstroke. Learn kicks and arms coordination in breastroke and butterfly. Fully develop starts and turns.

Swim Team Prep

Stroke Proficiency
Students move confidently in deep water, perform sculling, continue to improve stroke technique, refine details of breathing and arms actions of front crawl and backstroke. Learn kicks and arms coordination in breastroke and butterfly.  Develop starts and turns. Students can demonstrate all of the four strokes. The course focuses in refining technique and developing efficiency through water. Hydrodynamics are emphasized. Starts and turns are improved. The level develops the swimmer’s technique in order to move on to endurance training.

Adult Beginner

Foundation Skills
Novice & Beginner Swimmers welcome. No previous swimming experience is necessary. Class focuses on breath control, balance & body position. Class will develop all strokes from the very beginning with an end goal of lap swimming (fitness swimming).

Adult Swim Drills

Stroke Development for Adult Swimmers

Swimmers have passed the beginner level and can swim unsupported. In this class they learn: arm strokes, leg kicks and breathing coordination, as well as rotation, treading water, floating, submerging and changing directions. Swimmers are introduced to the technical fundamentals of backstroke and freestyle with rotary breathing; to the rudiments of breaststroke and butterfly, as well as sitting and standing dives.

Lifeguard Training

Swim Programs

Swimmers have passed the beginner level and can swim unsupported. In this class they learn: arm strokes, leg kicks and breathing coordination, as well as rotation, treading water, floating, submerging and changing directions. Swimmers are introduced to the technical fundamentals of backstroke and freestyle with rotary breathing; to the rudiments of breaststroke and butterfly, as well as sitting and standing dives.